have decided to sign the present Protocol, and have designated for this their Plenipotentaries, namely
For the President of the Republic of Finland:
Baron Aarno Yrjö-Koskinen, Extraordinary Envoy and Minister Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Finland at Moscow,
For the Central Executive Committee of the Socialist Soviet Republics
Maxime Maximovitch Litvinoff, Member of the Central Executive Committee of the Socialist Soviet Republics, People's Commissar for Foreign Affairs;
who, after examining their full powers, which were found in good and due form, have agreed upon the following provisions:
As a change to the provisions concerning the date and the
conditions of expiration of the Treaty of non-aggression and peaceful settlement of disputes, concluded on January 21, 1932, at Helsinki between Finland and the Union of Socialist Soviet Republics, the provisions described in the article 8 of the said Treaty, this Treaty will remain in force up to December 31, 1945.
The present Treaty is drawn up in duplicate in French. The present Treaty shall be ratified and the instruments of ratification shall be exchanged between the High Contracting Parties at Helsinki.
The present Treaty shall enter into force at the moment of the exchange of the instruments of ratification.
In faith thereof, the plenipotentiaries has signed the present Treaty and have attached their seals on it.
Moscow, 7 April 1934.
A. S. Yrjö-Koskinen
The instruments of ratification were exchanged at Helsinki 19 December 1934.
This preliminary translation, based on the French and Finnish texts, was made by Pauli Kruhse.
The speech delivered by the People's Commissar for Foreign Affairs, Maxim Litvinov, on the occasion of the signing similar prologations between the U.S.S.R. and the Baltic states, April 4, 1934, as published in "Against Aggression. Speeches by Maxim Litvinov." International Publisher Co., New York, 1939.
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